The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has once again showcased its commitment to nurturing academic excellence and providing financial support. The prestigious ASUU Annual Scholarship Scheme for 2023 is now open for applications. With an award of N200,000 each for 2 exemplary students on a national level and substantial awards for 5 deserving students from the ATBU Bauchi branch, this scholarship stands out as a beacon of hope for many.
What is the ASUU Annual Scholarship Scheme?
An initiative of ASUU, this scholarship is geared towards recognizing and financially aiding indigent students displaying academic prowess. The 2023 iteration has especially emphasized students from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU), Bauchi.
Criteria for Award Eligibility
Ensuring a transparent and merit-based selection, ASUU has outlined the following criteria for the scholarship:
- Indigence is Foremost: This scholarship targets students facing genuine financial hardships.
- Registration at ATBU: Exclusively for the students of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi, ensuring that the benefits cater to the intended audience.
- Outstanding Academic Performance: Candidates should have an impressive academic record with a CGPA of 3.00 on a 5-point scale, reflecting both diligence and dedication.
Detailed Application Procedure
For those aspiring to seize this opportunity, here’s a structured guide to the application process:
Crafting Your Application Letter
- Limit Your Content: The application letter should be concise, and restricted to two pages.
- Include Vital Details: Ensure the letter contains:
- Name of the applicant.
- Course of study and the current academic year.
- State of origin.
- A statement emphasizing why the applicant should be considered for the award.
Essential Supporting Documents
The authenticity of an application is pivotal. Hence, alongside the application letter, students should provide:
- A photocopy of the current university identity card.
- An official endorsement from the student’s department head or examination officer. This letter should confirm the student’s CGPA for the last academic session.
- A copy of the registration form for the ongoing semester.
- Two recent passport-sized photographs that are both clear and professionally presented.
Submitting Your Application
All application materials should be handed over directly to Mrs Happy Bako at the ASUU Secretariat located on the ATBU Yelwa Campus, Bauchi.
Remember: The submission deadline is Monday, 23rd October 2023 by 4:00 pm. Late entries won’t be entertained.
The Selection Process and Award Ceremony
Interviews for Shortlisted Candidates
ASUU takes its selection process seriously. Hence, shortlisted applicants should prepare for an interview scheduled on Thursday, 26th October 2023 at 10:00 am prompt at the ASUU Secretariat, Yelwa Campus ATBU, Bauchi.
The Grand Award Ceremony
The excitement culminates on 12th November 2023 (Heroes’ Day) at the ASUU National Secretariat in Abuja, where the successful candidates will be ceremoniously awarded their scholarships.
For Further Information
For any queries or additional details, one can always turn to the dedicated committee for the ASUU-ATBU Bauchi branch.
In conclusion, the ASUU Annual Scholarship Scheme 2023 represents more than just financial assistance. It’s a testament to ASUU’s commitment to fostering academic excellence and supporting those in need. This initiative underscores the belief that education is a right, not a privilege. Indigent students with a flair for academia should undoubtedly seize this opportunity.
All the best in your pursuit!